News

Expanding Cancer Treatment Options across Eastern Kentucky

By Allison Perry UK Now Eastern Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but two hospitals in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system are stepping up the fight against cancer. Williamson ARH Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. and Harlan ARH Hospital have announced a new affiliation with

New diabetes and kidney research centers at IUPUI win Signature Centers Initiative funding

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has named two new centers — one dedicated to diabetes research and the other focused on developing imaging methods for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease — as 2014 recipients of initial funding under the IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative. The IUPUI Signature Centers Initiative fosters the development of centers unique to

Expanding Cancer Treatment Options across Eastern Kentucky

By Allison Perry UK Now Eastern Kentucky faces some of the highest rates of cancer incidence and mortality in the nation, but two hospitals in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) system are stepping up the fight against cancer. Williamson ARH Hospital in South Williamson, Ky. and Harlan ARH Hospital have announced a new affiliation with

Health News Round-up – June 22

New drug task force forming in eastern Ky. Lexington Herald Leader WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1pPNyBQ) reports the Cumberland River Drug Task Force will focus on catching upper-level dealers in Knox, Bell and Harlan    How FCC’s rural broadband funding paves path for telemedicine Government Health IT Another way to put that would be the widespread telehealth that

Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan

Mark Carter Named Chairman of 2015 Greater Louisville March For Babies

The March of Dimes announced last week that Mark Carter, Chief Executive Officer for Passport Health Plan, will serve as chairman for the 2015 Greater Louisville March for Babies. The walk will be held May 9, 2015 on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Mr. Carter will lead the campaign to raise awareness and

Government Affairs

Pharmacy

Who is Benefiting from Expanded 340B Contract Pharmacy Program

A new white paper released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) suggests that rapid contract pharmacy growth in the 340B program may not directly benefit the vulnerable patients for whom the program is intended. The paper, “The Impact of Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements,” highlights the growth of

Pharmacy

Who is Benefiting from Expanded 340B Contract Pharmacy Program

A new white paper released today by the Alliance for Integrity and Reform of 340B (AIR 340B) suggests that rapid contract pharmacy growth in the 340B program may not directly benefit the vulnerable patients for whom the program is intended. The paper, “The Impact of Growth in 340B Contract Pharmacy Arrangements,” highlights the growth of

Kentucky’s New Breach Notification Legislation

By Chris Nolan and Trigg Mitchell Data breaches, whether big or small, can leave customers exposed to fraudulent activity. You may recall that in January 2014, Target reported that an estimated 70 to 110 million of its customers had personal information (namely, credit and debit card numbers) stolen in a widespread data breach during the

Features

Data Breach Category Summary

Healthcare data breach

Cyber attacks are on the rise and healthcare data is the biggest target. By Carrie Gilbert and Matt Klein The threat of data breaches has troubled the healthcare bar since the HIPAA law became effective in 1996. We knew that at some point the boogeyman would come to life. Witness the Target data breach, which dominated the news for several weeks this past December. Target is

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